Level 3 Critical Drought Designated in Southeast Region of Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Secretary for Energy and Environmental Affairs declared a level three critical drought in the Southeast region of Massachusetts after 5 months of below normal rainfall. 


The remaining six regions remain at a level two significant drought, which is unchanged from September’s declaration. 


At a level three critical drought designation, as outlined in the state’s drought management plan, many sectors will face critical strain. 


It is possible that mandatory conservation measures will need to augment voluntary measures.